Purpose of Staging a Home for Sale in Kansas City
The purpose of staging Kansas City homes for sale is to make them appealing to buyers. After completing the cleaning, de-cluttering, repairing, and painting, sellers of Kansas City homes are ready to think about staging. Staging is one of the top home improvement measures available to owners of properties in Leavenworth, Lansing, Leawood, or Olathe.
Well-staged real estate Kansas City sells more readily and fetches a higher price. Owners of Kansas City real estate can accomplish staging themselves or hire a professional staging company. Staging can cost anywhere from $500-$5000, depending on the size of the home and what additional items need to be procured or rented. Whatever the cost, the investment in staging will bring great returns.
Home staging professionals such as Elizabeth Weintraub from About.com create an appealing ambience in each home. Weintraub explains staging as a way to make the house look bigger, brighter, cleaner, warmer, and more loving. To accomplish this end, the staging professional employs a series of techniques that lure all five senses into action.
Professional stagers use a number of methods. They arrange furniture in small groupings. They add soft fabrications such as silk and lamb’s wool. Thoughtfully, they accent shelving, mantels and bookcases with unique accessories. Knickknacks or collections are carefully arranged with one item, three items, or five. Each room has one specific purpose—the office, entertainment room, guest room, etc.
Staging involves more than a method. It takes an artist's eye to stage a home. Optimally addressing each room takes a sixth sense, vision, and creativity. Remember, the end result must be simple and not eccentric. The decor must woo the right buyer by making him/her feel at home and comfortable. Homeowners can experiment by strategically placing items such as mirrors, plants, silk flowers, area rugs, lighting, Afghans, pillows, baskets, loveseats, and ottomans to achieve the desired outcome.
The bathroom decor helps the buyer to feel pampered and relaxed. The kitchen could use pops of color and maybe a bowl of fresh fruit. One creative gentleman filled the atmosphere with the sweet aroma of homemade jam before showing his condo!
Designers also stage the exterior of the home by strategically placing seating areas, plants or flowers, and possibly setting the picnic table with colorful settings.
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